Ali wheel nuts vs steel nuts

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  1. FRRACER

    FRRACER Member

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    I have read some discussion elsewhere that running ali nuts is a risk for track use. Anyone experienced any issues with light ali nuts?
     
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    99% of people.

    put.in.bin
     
  3. andyp

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    What he /\ said.
    Had 2 shear off a couple of years back.
    Steel all the way for me now.
     
  4. FRRACER

    FRRACER Member

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    Good source of steel nuts? I bought some ali nuts off ebay a few years ago but reading some posts against them I think I will go steel nuts also.
     
  5. reeperR32

    reeperR32 Drift-Street-Imports

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    AS SAID.. ALI.. never.. ACTUALLY DANGEROUS!!

    rare rims for nice slim steelies
     
  6. kieran_e1

    kieran_e1 In need of practice

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    never use ali wheel nuts. ever.
     
  7. westcoast32

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    I had a set of gen D1 ali nuts I've just binned.

    They're nothing short of shit and possibly fashioned out of Japanese fudge.
     
  8. Alex B

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    I would never use alloy nuts and hate the idea, though the Jensen Interceptor, (7.4ltr big heavy car, as in F&F6), came standard with alloy nuts! I would imagine the material quality varies a lot more between good and cheap than steel ones.

    I've got steel nuts from Rare Rims, though the red coating came off pretty quick.

    Alex B
     
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    docwra Active Member

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    Driftworks internal drive nuts FTW.
     
  10. Dex

    Dex kut!

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    i fucked 4 ali nuts on my last s13. no idea why aswell haha. put them on, changed a few times for skids, fucked! never again. And i just dont like the feel of them haha
     
  11. Bolf

    Bolf Resident Nut Job.

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    Ali nuts get wrecked when people don't torque them up properly (over tightened)

    steel nuts are stronger and don't as much!
     
  12. danworth

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    They are easy to damage if over tightened. If anyone uses them its worth inspecting the thread in the nuts every time they are undone. I use a set of 5zigen and already had to replace them when they had been over tightened. Upon removing a nut I noticed that the thread was breaking away inside.

    They aren't really worth the head ache to be honest. especially at over £80 a set...
     
  13. mad.matt

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    Muteki make good, classy looking Steel Wheel nuts :)

    Alloy nuts also get problems with seizing themselves to studs if you aren't taking them on/off constantly...which will strip your threads too seemingly :p
     
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    Wat made it for me was watching dan capman with a chisel and a lump hammer trying to get a wheel off a car cause a alie nut had snapped and got stuck on the thread, half the day it took him
     
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    Few places are selling Ti nuts are these any better? I know Ti is strong and light but would they be strong enough for wheel nut use?
     
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    Sparkly toys to look purdy. Never
     
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    They can be ok but how many people torque then up ? Most people over tighten them ( any wheel nut / stud ) . I've seen lots of wheel bolts / studs stretched to the point of breaking , most air guns / electric over tighten nuts ,
     
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    gaz_moose .MTM.

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    I just use the standard nuts and tighten them with my cross brace. no fancy guns or breaker bar swinging.
     
  19. gixxerboy

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    Used them once and they got chewed up quick
     
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    Glad I have stumbled on this as just purchased a set of ali to fit my new rotas.
     

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